Friday, 27 April 2012

Gareth Cavanagh knows his shit!

Funny how people become part of your support network without you meaning them to! It's Gareths last day at the studio today and I am throwing my toys out of the pram about it! He is such a brilliant animator and I have learned loads from him. You would all do well to follow him on Twitter @GarethCav :) I guess this is a #FF! :D ***EDIT*** AND HIS LOVELY WIFE MAKES THE BEST WHEAT FREE CUPCAKES :D
You can find her facebook page here!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Worry Wart pg 9

Wow 9 pages already! Although this is a cheaty one I guess... not really a comic. Just an image! To read from the beginning click here!

Monday, 23 April 2012

Worry Wart pgs 6, 7 & 8

Here are some new Worry Wart pages ^-^ To read from the beginning click here!

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Kitty Hawk preview cover!

TA DAA! Here is the cover for our FREE preview that we will be circulating at cons this year :D Look! There's the title! That's that exciting news I was blabbering on about! Oh and it's FREE. I'll be sticking some WIPs up on the Kitty Hawk blog soon too so clicky!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Worry Wart pg 3

Oh it's fun... o_0

I will just be updating these as and when they come to me. It's a little bit of a break for me from my other comic stuff so there are no rules :D

To read from the beginning click here!

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Worry Wart

This is intended to be a personal diary, just to spring clean some of the shit that's clogging the filing cabinets of my brain, making it hard for me to function ^-^

If you know me well you will know I have had anxiety for nearly 4 years and I am currently taking a drug called Citalopram! For those that didn't know, well, now you do! I have been on other drugs and have had Cognitive Behaviour Therapy but lately I have relapsed. My life has changed so much over that time that I am struggling to make sense of possible causes, triggers, cures, safety behaviours and so on... This will hopefully help me to share and explain some of my fears, actions and hopes.

I just need to draw some of this crap out!

Saturday, 14 April 2012


I no longer have a washing machine in my life so I have to use the local launderette! I was really nervous about going for the first time but as it turns out, it was surprisingly fun! :D

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Kitty Hawk Pg4 Progress

Juuust wondered if I should show the stages of a page as I work on it!? :D I added some buildings, I DON'T LOVE BUILDINGS AS MUCH AS RUNNING NOBODIES.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Kitty Hawk WIP

I've taken a week off work this week to... work. >:D Here is a WIP of page 4. It's a splash page - turns out I love drawing nobodies running in terror :D


Monday, 2 April 2012

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!

The film I have been working on for nearly 2 years is currently released at cinemas in the UK! Aardman Animations 'The Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists' has been getting awesome reviews - it really is AMAZING! :D I love love LOVE every second of this film and I am so proud to be involved! I have an anecdote about every single shot and I know every line off by heart! I would be the most ANNOYING person to watch this film with EVER!

On this film I was a CG Lip Sync Animator - working in a team of 3, we animated all the lines of dialogue and expressions that would be needed for each shot. Mouth sets were created for each character and this meant the stop motion animator in control of the shot could concentrate on the characters performance and action safe in the knowledge that the dialogue and expressions were synced and worked out ahead of time :D

The film above explains the process and I got to animate the little mouth in the box! I have never done stop motion animation before so it was so awesome to be given a unit to myself for the afternoon and work on the other side of what I'd been doing for nearly 2 years ^-^ (MASSIVE thanks to animator Andy Spilsted for the opportunity!)

This is me at the premier with my gal Cutlass Liz! :D

Go see it NOW! You won't regret it! :D